Finding ebooks

Reading lists


QAHE Libraries


University Library

  • University ebooks are divided between two collections:

  1. ProQuest Ebook Central.
    Moodle username and password required.
    Ebooks in business topics.

  2. O'Reilly.
    Moodle username and password required.
    Ebooks and videos in computer science, digital photography, technology, and business.

  • Moodle login details are required to access university ebooks.

  • Google Books is open access, meaning login details are not required.

  • Millions of scanned books, but usually only partial copies.

  • Some books are more appropriate for academic study than others, therefore check:

    1. Who are the authors: are they researchers or university tutors or experienced professionals/practitioners? Does the book have endorsements from other researchers?

    2. For whom it is written: various books are written for different audiences, e.g. general public, undergraduate or postgraduate students, specialists in a particular subject.

    3. Who is the publisher: have they published other academic titles? If the publisher is obscure or unknown to you, check again for reputable author and endorsements.

    4. When was the book published: some titles in Google Books are not the latest editions.